Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Is Java really Open Source?

Take at look at what Sun did with Java. They opened everything. Compiler, JDK, development environment... sounds good, doesn't it?

Well... I think they are just lying. They opened compiler v7. They opened JDK v6 and v7. But v5 is the current version and v4 is the most widespread incarnation. So they didn't risk anything, they got free propaganda but only opened future versions, not current versions.

Microsoft is engaged in .NET and Java could be at the beginning of its end. So they open their platform and try to add momentum and propaganda from the Open Source Community.
It's not fair. It's a trap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Java could be at the beginning of its end.

Hey, I'm not so sure about that. In fact, that's not possible. You can say that Sun will have to develop new strategies, marketing... but talking about "its end" is exaggerated. After all, we can't forget there is a lot of people using so-called 'dead' technologies, like VB6, Oracle 6i (I think they're ready to lunch 11 version), Cobol, etc. The short CS history shows us that talking about deaths is a bit flamey ;)

By the way, congratulations on your new blog!